What if Paris Saint-Germain moved to Seine Saint-Denis? Faced with the blocked situation of the Parc des Princes and the lack of dialogue with the Paris City Hall, the leaders are studying new avenues to allow their club to have a stadium capable of welcoming more supporters. In its current configuration, the Park can accommodate 48,500 people. The works envisaged could push this capacity to 58,000 spectators, but it is still necessary to be able to carry out this renovation given the blocked discussions with Anne Hidalgo and her teams.
In this sense, the possibility of seeing PSG soon at the Stade de France is concrete. On July 1, 2025, a call for tenders will be launched by the State to recover the management of the enclosure built for the 1998 World Cup, the price of which is today estimated at 600 million euros. With its capacity of 80,000 people, it meets the requirements of the management of the capital club, but the symbol of seeing Paris Saint-Germain leave the Park is not to everyone's taste.
Attached to the stadium located at Porte de Saint-Cloud, Maxime does not want to see PSG separate from the Parc des Princes, as he indicates to Le Point: "We accept that the economic aspect takes a lot, but there is a limit to everything, and the Park is almost sacred for PSG. To part with it is to accept losing a part of one's soul. We have already swallowed a lot of snakes, there is the red zone, the limit not to be crossed on the altar of football business. Who imagines OM out of the Velodrome, Real Madrid moving from the Bernabéu or Barça preferring the Olympic Stadium to Camp Nou? "While two sites were considered to build a brand new stadium, in Poissy or at the Saint-Cloud racecourse, the prospect of buying the Stade de France seems more likely to date.
For his part, Talal has made up his mind about the fate reserved for the Parc des Princes. However, he especially does not want to see his club play regularly at the Stade de France. “Unfortunately, the current stadium may be too small now for what PSG have become. I don't have too many illusions and I think we're going to end up moving. And if that were to be the case, I would prefer him to build his own stadium rather than go to the Stade de France. Just for the fact of recovering all the income generated. And also to avoid having a potato field in February and March, during the 6 Nations Tournament. »
Same story with Antoine, a Parisian supporter who understood that the future of his club was perhaps no longer linked to the Parc des Princes. However, he is revolted at the idea of seeing PSG evolve on the side of Saint-Denis. "I hate the Stade de France. The few times I went there for Les Bleus, I didn't like the experience at all. It's a stadium that lacks soul, I find it very bland, whether in its external appearance or even in terms of atmosphere. He has this very family side which is very suitable for a national team, but less so for a club like Paris. Still, on paper, he's the perfect candidate: 80,000 seats and very well served, but I could never associate him with PSG. »
For Maxime, no matter the future base of Paris Saint-Germain, the fifty years of common history with the Parc des Princes cannot be erased like this. "It's not just a matter of the blind conservatism of someone clinging to their memories of yesteryear. There, supporters are asked to accept losing part of the soul or spirit of the club. But I'm not so vocal because the very idea of a permanent move from PSG to the Stade de France seems so out of place, off the mark, even surreal, that I can't imagine it. The capital club will also experience a first move since the future Poissy training center will welcome Mbappé and his family for the next 2023-2024 season. End clap for the Camp des Loges, which could soon become the training ground of the French Stadium.